Rated 4.11 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review I never do this but
I bought this in medium/dark yesterday solely because of reviews so today after using it last night i felt i absolutely had to leave one of my own. I am so so caustious and skeptical about what i put on my face because I breakout so easily. So i added 4 drops to my cetafil daily moisturizer before going to bed last night and took a pic so i could compare to how i looked this morning. I didnt expect to notice any difference after the first try honestly but I did! Absolutely sold on this after just one use and want to get the body one as well. I have a natural tan glow and it reduced the redness or hid the redness anyway of my current breakout so I am so pleased!! Highly recommend to anyone thinking about trying . I know its pricey but when it comes to your face you want the best and this i think it is!
Most Helpful Critical Review Has Fragrance and Self Tan Smell
I bought both the light/medium and medium/dark. Unless you are losing your olfactory senses, these have fragrance in them that is apparent before the bottle is even open. After application that self tan smell is pretty strong as the tan develops and stays until you wash your face. It's more noticeable than other self tanners I have used on my face. The light/medium didn't work at all, only the medium/dark. I used 5 drops in my face cream that I mixed in my hand. The formula is a very thick, heavy oil that is impossible to use under makeup with oily skin and difficult to mix with an oil free cream. My makeup turned to sludge. I had to spray a ton of makeup setting spray to dry it out. Frankly it's a lot of extra work that is not worth it. This is so expensive and you go through it faster having to use so many drops. The reviews just are not accurately describing what I received which is frustrating.
Reviewed by 122 customers Really wanted to like this product
KT from San Francisco, Ca
I had high hopes for this. Especially considering the price and the lack of bad reviews. However, it made me break out... BAD. I do have sensitive skin but the breakout that resulted was intense. My skin is just clearing up. I considered giving it another go but since you have to use the product pretty regularly.. it's absolutely not worth what I had to deal with.
Love this product
Demi from Mesa, AZ
I was pleasantly surprised with this product. I have used other self tanners on my face because I don't want damage from the sun but want a tanned look. Other products went on unevenly and had that self-tanner smell. This product has no smell and looks very natural.
A little goes a long way. Beautiful Results
Honey West from Dallas TX
A little goes a long way. I exfoliate 1st and only use at night. Apply about 1 hour before bed and then add my moisturizer. Love it.
love this product BUT NOT FROM ULTA
Unsatisfied Customer from Los Angeles, CA
Awesome color but would definitely not buy from Ulta ever again!
I would buy this agan
Sue from Mi
I like this product very much. It fits easily into my morning routine and I am protecting my fave from sun tanning my face.
Eadserica from Parrish FL
After one day of use I had amazing results and this is coming from someone who is a owner of a tanning salon. Still shocked how well it works
Ray from Pennsylvania
These tanning drops do work nicely. They give you a pretty bronzed glow. But I have noticed my skin breaking out and when it comes off it is a little patchy. My face is always several shades lighter than my body and in one use it got my face to match my body. I didn't notice a strong smell like some people were saying. It is quite pricey so hopefully this will last a while.
Awesome Face Tanner!
Stacie from Bend Oregon
This product is amazing. I mix a couple drops in with my moisturizer and boom... my face looks tan for about 5 days.
I love this product.
Smash from Charlotte North Carolina
I just add this to my sun screen every morning and my face doesn't look so pale.
It gives a nice glow to your face
Teach45 from Fayetteville, Ga
I mix it with my nighttime moisturizer at bedtime and wake up with a nice face tan. Doesn't look artificial or orange.
Best Self-Tanner for Face !!
A Myers from Mississippi
I always wear 110 spf on my face, but I hardly ever put sunscreen on the rest of my body (terrible, I know). So, my face is NEVER the same color as my body, like vastly different colors. I could never go without makeup, even during the summer because my face made me look like I was sick or something due to it being so light. This product is a GAME CHANGER. I use it almost every night, a drop or two in serum and a drop or two in my moisturizer and I wake up with such a beautiful, natural tanned glow, that I honestly think makes me look like I already have makeup on. I think this is worth every single penny!!
xoshannon28 from NY
I was worried about streak spots but I haven't noticed any. It has a slight smell to which I was worried about in the beginning. Ive used other self tans that are way worse. Does make your face look greasy from the oil so have to add makeup over it. I use one drop a day and notice a difference in hours
These drops are amazing!
Katie R from Dallas, TX
I have been using these drops about a week and probably use them every other day and I can already see a big difference! It looks like a natural glow and they are cool proof to use!
I really liked it
LB from Idaho
I got this as a sampler, slapped it on with a bunch of other free samples I got. I continued with my day until I stopped dead in my tracks when I caught a glimpse of my complexion in a mirror. Was super surprised how great my bare skin looked. I had a nice glow that looked very natural. Thanks for letting me try! I will be buying this once my sample runs out.
I had high hopes, but it was a "No Go".
bajayoung from CA
I use to have a mobile spray tan business many years ago. Also, over the past 10 years, I have also tried many many different self-tanners in hopes of finding the right color so I don't have to buy spray tan solution for my machine because it would just be for me now. Unfortunately, The Face Illuminating Drop is not 'The One' for my skin tone. It left my skin with a yellow/orange tint that looked like I was sick. I know how to prep my skin: I always exfoliate, shave and prepare the skin properly before trying a self-tanner so, the bad color was not from anything like not preparing your skin properly. For my skin tone, this product was terrible. I can not recommend this product to anyone with fair skin. Maybe this works great for more olive tone people. This was terrible and very pricey - no sense as to why it's sooo expensive.
Liked the product a lot
Del Ray from Alexandria, Virginia
I received some samples of this in a beauty bag. I was wary about trying it because I have pale, fair skin and thought it might give me an orange look. But it was really subtle and natural looking. Thanks for letting me try it, it's something I would buy.
New favorite self tanner
Carebear from Dallas, TX
I've tried Isle of Paradise, Tanologist, Loving Tan, all of the self tanner brands — and Tan-Luxe takes the cake! Best color, no splotches or streaks and you can mix it in with your normal moisturizer (so no need to sacrifice your skincare routine). I bought the Face drops and the Body drops in Light/Medium and I would highly recommend them both! I was worried the Light/Medium wouldn't be dark enough but it is. It's definitely more medium than light. Worth every penny!
Nina from Santa Rosa
I have a very pale face and I can really get a sun tan on my face (plus I would rather not damage my skin). These drops give a beautiful color, even though they are going on a pale base. Highly recommend folks!
best face self tan ever especially if dark
Green Makeup Freak from Arizona
hands down best face self tanner ever, no less, no streaks, just tan color that lasts for days.
not worth the money
xocj from Chicago
clogs pores and causes breakouts
Stacey from Texas
I can never seem to get my face tan, even when the rest of my body tans. I also like to protect my face with sunscreen. Besides the fact that self tanners never seem to work on my face, it seems like they clog my pores and give me blemishes. First time using this stuff and I'm obsessed!
Absolutely purchasing again
Brooklynn from Chicago, IL
I was very hesitant as I've used plenty of self tanners over the years being very physically active in sports/working out. In the passed 23 years this has by far been the best and has held up better than any other brand. You get what you pay for, be patient at first. It will take a couple days to build color some color. I was mixing it in my hand then adding drops. Although, I've found mixing a bit of lotion in my hands then adding drops is better when it came to my arms/legs. Washing your hands after is extremely crucial, especially your nail beds. Trust me there will not be any harsh lines like you've experienced before, after doing so. I do not look orange which is fabulous and have recently stopped using my foundation completely and my skin is thanking me for it. I will say after two days of use I got two tiny little white heads by my nose and under my eye. After that, I saw no more. For a woman with sensitive skin and prone to cystic acne my skin has adjusted like it is product I have been using in my skin care routine for years.
I will buy again
Beginner from Iowa
Tan-Luxe products are the first self-tanning products I have ever used and they are really easy. I have added these face drops into my moisturizer and even added to The Gradual tanning lotion. I have sensitive skin and have had no issues. Easy, simple, would highly recommend!
Orange at first
Elle from Charlotte
I am vietnamese so I have naturally almond-light brown skin and it turned me SLIGHTLY orange first day but then day after was a beautiful color. Only thing is it smells so strongly and the fumes literally burn my eyes when I apply it at first
Elizabeth from Denver, CO
I waffled between Tan-Luxe and other brands for a while before going with this one. I love it. It mixes beautifully with my light and heavy moisturizers (Colorado can be finicky) and adds just enough of a glow/tan. It builds well and doesn't look orange at all. I purchased the fair/medium. I am more in the strawberry blonde/fair skin category than anything so I have to be careful to not look orange. This does the trick and still helps moisturizer my face/neck.